Mediation Skills for Litigators

At Seattle Divorce Services, we believe in having all of our attorneys go through mediation training, even if they don't plan on being mediators. I really think mediation training helps any attorney be a better negotiator. We are hosting a mediation training at our office this weekend and next that...

Welcome to Theresa Lorella and Nathan Cliber

We are very pleased to welcome two attorneys to our office. Theresa Lorella came to us from the law firm of Stella L. Pitts & Associates, while Nathan Cliber formerly worked at The Law Offices of Michael W. Bugni & Associates....

Being Heard

As divorce attorneys, part of our job is helping your voice be heard. We need to make sure your concerns are heard by the court, by the other side, and by anyone else who may become involved in the case such as parenting evaluators, mediators, or expert witnesses. This doesn't mean just repeating wh...

Mike Fancher Elected to IACP Board of Directors

Our firm's founder Mike Fancher was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). This election reflects Mike's long term and continuing commitment to Collaborative Law. Mike is a former Board member and President of King County Coll...

Congratulations: Mark Alexander Elected to the Family Law Executive Committee!

We just learned that Seattle Divorce Services attorney Mark Alexander has been elected to the statewide Family Law Executive Committee. That is a committee at the Washington State Bar Association that oversees issues related to Family Law in our state. We want to congratulate Mark on his electio...

Are Consults Free?

Some lawyers do offer free consults to get people in the door. At Seattle Divorce Services, we believe in charging a reasonable but reduced fee for the initial consultation, and then giving good value for that fee. We don't rush you out the door because the time allotted for the consult is up -- we...

Welcoming Janel Ostrem

We are thrilled to be welcoming a new attorney to our office - Janel Ostrem! Janel comes to us from the firm of Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins in Auburn. Janel was tired of the long commute to Auburn, and we were lucky enough to be able to offer her an opportunity closer to home....

Meet Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander has worked at Seattle Divorce Services since 2006, but has been practicing law since 1979. When he is not practicing law, Mark enjoys photography, music, kayaking, and watching college football and basketball. Every year he tries to get the rest of the office to follow the March Mad...

Meet Mimi Buescher

Mimi Buescher joined our office in 2010. Recently, I sat down with her over tea to find out more about her personal history. Mimi was born and grew up in San Francisco. San Francisco was an exciting city to experience in the late "60"s with all of its social and cultural opportunities and remains...

Extended Hours

In order to better serve clients, Seattle Divorce Services has recently added the option to schedule a consult outside of regular business hours by special arrangement. Attorney Mark Alexander will have a limited number of early morning appointments available.  Attorney Mimi Buescher is scheduling...